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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Furry Friends challenge

Hey all! A new challenge is starting at Savvy Handmade Cards. This week our theme is Furry Friends. In memory of Andrea's beloved kitty. I am so sorry for your loss Andrea. :-(

My DT card:

I used this adorable dog heart topper image from Bugaboo Stamps.  It was a recent freebie.  In case you haven't heard. they have a new freebie every Friday. You must head over to grab them each week. I love their images! I colored this puppy with promarkers. I used a white gel pen for the freckles.  I used paper and rhinestones from my stash.  A handmade bow was added.  I used oval and scalloped oval dies for the image.  A heart was punched out of cardstock and some clear stickles were applied.  I used glossy accents on the larger heart. The sentiment is from Simply Betty. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Stella Says Sketch for Catch the Bug challenges.

I thought I would share with you all a photo of my furry friends.  I have two adorable yet beyond crazy boxers. They are my world although they are not allowed in my craft space.  Believe me, they are NOT happy about that.  I'm sure they would love to play in the ever growing stash of papers I have!

We hope you will join us in celebrating our Furry Friends.  Head here.



Entering in the following challenges:
stella says sketch
sparkle n sprinkle creative challenge - stickles
animal friends challenge - punches/dies
craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge
craft-dee bowz - atg
lexi's creations - atg
crafty-sentiments - atg
divas by design - ribbon
crafts and me challenge - hearts
the crafters cafe - bling
craftitude- ribbon and pearls


  1. He s adorable hun have that digi coming up I think too - ty too for the lovely comment you left on my blog xxx

  2. Aw, what a cute card - and what cute doggies!!!! I love animals! This challenge is right up my alley LOL. When do you start your GDT with Bugaboo? I've been waiting to see you over there...

  3. Love the pic of your dogs. Lovely card Erin x

  4. The digital image looks like it was made with your doggies in mind! I love that your card is a reflection of your furry friends. Thanks for providing another inspirational design for Savvy Handmade Cards.

  5. a sweet cards

    Thank you for your contribution to the Animal Friends Challenge


  6. This is a beautiful card.
    Thank for joining us at the Animal Friends Challenge.

  7. Ein schönes Werk zeigst du da. Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.

    LG Dreja

  8. Adorable Valentine's card and so are your fur-babies. Thanks for sharing with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFTITUDE this fortnight xx

  10. Hiya Erin hun thanks for entering our challenge at craftitude this fortnight. Fantastic card as always.
    Fiona dt. x

  11. Fabulous card and your two boxers look full of mischief! Thanks for joining us at Lexis, Susan x

  12. super card - love that image - and the colours are lovely - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this time and good luck x

  13. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. Aww...this is too cute!! Thanks again for joining the CDBZ January, Anything Goes Challenge!

  15. What a great card, inspired by your beloved boxers!! So glad you joined us for the Craft Dee BowZ challenge! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  16. A funny card , i like it ,
    thanks for joining us at AF.

  17. Your image is so cute, it looks like your dogs!! Fab card
    Thanks for sharing your 'Ribbons' creation with us at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  18. Such a cute card! The image is sweet...love the shine you added to the heart. The heart patterned paper is a perfect complement to the image. You boxers make me smile...they look ready to play. Thanks for Joining our Anything Goes/Ribbons and Pearls challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.

  19. This card is adorable (and so are the two pooches!) :)
    We're so happy you played along with us for the Catch The Bug “Stella Says Sketch" Challenges with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again this week for a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min – Bugaboo Asst. DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations